"It's 6.20pm on April 14th, 2006. You are 20 years old and single. Tonight is your twentieth birthday. You live alone in a small flat in Slough, a suburb of London, England. Somehow you left school without any qualifications to speak of, and you have a dead end job that doesn't have much of a future. What are you going to do with your life? and what will you have achieved by your thirtieth birthday?"
Kudos is the new life-sim developed by Cliffski (Positech Games, Makers of Democracy). It's a game of social relationships and choices, available on PC.
Kudos is a turn based strategy game where you control someone's life. You decide where they work, who they hang out with, and what they do to relax. Do you want to be an alcoholic saxophone playing taxi driver? or maybe a reclusive but brilliant astrophysicist. Kudos is not about flashy graphics or high polygon counts. Kudos is about exploring areas of gameplay you haven't seen in mainstream games. Hopefully, Kudos is pretty original.
Kudos lets you learn guitar, drums, saxophone, bass or piano, buy a car, bike or motorbike write a song, skateboard to work, play chess, golf or football with friends, own a pet, watch 4 TV channels, do crosswords and sudoku, read classic novels, develop a scientific theory, start a drunken brawl, learn kung-fu, fight off muggers, treat your friends to an evening out, change your job, snub people you find boring, write a screenplay, join a gym, go bowling, join the bowling team, go ski-ing, have a snowball fight and lots more...